The evolution and maintenance of androdioecy

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serval:BIB_90BDF6CD2FA6
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
The evolution and maintenance of androdioecy
Journal
Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics
Author(s)
Pannell J.R.
ISSN
0066-4162
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2002
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
33
Pages
397-425
Language
english
Abstract
Examples of androdioecy, the coexistence of males and hermaphrodites, was unknown when the subject was last reviewed about two decades ago. Since then, several examples have been discovered in both plants and animals, and we are now in a position to reappraise theoretical work on the subject. Whereas early ideas were framed largely in terms of the invasion of males into hermaphroditic populations, all of the clearest examples of androdioecy now known appear to have evolved from dioecy. There are strong indications that this has occurred repeatedly as a result of the selection of self-fertile hermaphroditism for reproductive assurance during colonization. Male frequencies in these species are highly variable, self-fertilization in hermaphrodites is delayed, and mating opportunities appear to depend strongly on population density. Results from theoretical work on the evolution and maintenance of androdioecy in single populations and in metapopulations are summarized, and several case studies of androdioecious plants and animals are reviewed.
Keywords
dioecy, gynodioecy, hermaphroditism, metapopulation, fitness-gain curves
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